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Kristine Kathryn Rusch


USA flag (b.1960)
Wife of Dean Wesley Smith

aka Kris DeLake, Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott, Sandy Schofield, Kathryn Wesley

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists worldwide and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
November 2023

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Candy Cane Kisses
(Holiday Anthology, book 10)
November 2023

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Ivory Trees
(Diving Universe, book 18)
November 2023

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The Thanksgiving After
 
December 2023

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New Beginnings
 
January 2024

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Every Little Thing
 
January 2024

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Except the Music
 
January 2024

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Morning Shift
 
January 2024

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Olivia's House
 
January 2024

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Stealth Bloggers
 
January 2024

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The Viral Video Guy
 
Series
Fey
   1. The Sacrifice (1995)
   2. The Changeling (1996)
   3. The Rival (1997)
   4. The Resistance (1998)
   5. Victory (1998)
   6. The Black Queen (1999)
   7. The Black King (2000)
   The Blitz Experience (2022)
   8. The Reflection on Mount Vitaki (2022)
   9. The Kirilli Matter (2023)
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The Tenth Planet (with Dean Wesley Smith)
   1. The Tenth Planet (1999)
   2. Oblivion (2000)
   3. The Final Assault (2000)
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Retrieval Artist
   1. The Disappeared (2002)
   The Retrieval Artist (2002)
   2. Extremes (2003)
   3. Consequences (2004)
   4. Buried Deep (2005)
   5. Paloma (2006)
   6. Recovery Man (2007)
   7. The Recovery Man's Bargain (2009)
   8. Duplicate Effort (2009)
   The Retrieval Artist Short Novel (2010)
   9. The Possession of Paavo Deshin (2010)
   9.5. The Impossibles (2012)
   Sole Survivor (2015)
   Inhuman Garbage (2016)
   The Retrieval Artist Series: Reading Order Guide (2019)
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Diving Universe
   1. Diving Into the Wreck (2009)
   2. City of Ruins (2011)
   3. Becalmed (2012)
   4. The Application of Hope (2014)
   5. Boneyards (2012)
   6. Skirmishes (2013)
   7. The Runabout (2017)
   8. The Falls (2016)
   9. Searching for the Fleet (2018)
   10. The Spires of Denon (2010)
   Stealth (2013)
   The Room of Lost Souls (2013)
   Becoming One with the Ghosts (2013)
   Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls (2013)
   The Diving Series: Reading Order Guide (2018)
   11. The Renegat (2019)
   12. Escaping Amnthra (2020)
   13. The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades (2023)
   14. Thieves (2021)
   15. Squishy's Teams (2020)
   16. The Chase (2021)
   17. Maelstrom (2021)
   Hunches (2022)
   18. Ivory Trees (2023)
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Spade/Paladin Conundrum
   Stomping Mad (2010)
   1. The Case of the Vanishing Boy (2010)
   The Karnikov Card (2012)
   Pandora's Box (2012)
   Trick or Treat (2013)
   The Early Conundrums (2014)
   The Really Big Ka-Boom (2015)
   At Witt's End (2018)
   Ten Little Fen (2021)
   Unity Con (2021)
   Assorted Conundrums (2024)
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Winston and Ruby
   1. Familiar Territory (2010)
   2. Saving Face (2010)
   3. Searching for the Familiar (2010)
   4. Disaster Relief (2010)
   5. Un-Familiar (2016)
   Familiarity (2018)
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Whale Rock
   1. The Women of Whale Rock (2010)
   2. Strange Creatures (2010)
   3. The Light in Whale Cove (2011)
   4. Unnatural Disaster (2013)
   5. Shadow Side (2014)
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Abracadabra Incorporated
   1. The Assassin's Dagger (2010)
   2. Dragon's Tooth (2010)
   3. Disrupt Magic (2017)
   4. At The Crossroads (2017)
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Retrieval Artist Universe : Anniversary Day Saga
   1. Anniversary Day (2011)
   2. Blowback (2012)
   3. A Murder of Clones (2015)
   4. Search & Recovery (2015)
   5. The Peyti Crisis (2015)
   6. Vigilantes (2015)
   7. Starbase Human (2015)
   8. Masterminds (2015)
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Assassins Guild (as by Kris DeLake)
   1. Assassins in Love (2012)
   2. A Spy to Die for (2013)
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Assassins Universe (as by Kris DeLake)
   1. Defect (2013)
   2. Drinking Games (2013)
   3. Skylight (2014)
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Sweet Young Things
   1. Spree (2013)
   2. Sweet Young Things (2014)
   3. Christmas Eve at the Exit (2015)
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Novels
   Traitors (1988)
   The Gallery of His Dreams (1991)
   The White Mists of Power (1991)
   Afterimage (1992) (with Kevin J Anderson)
   Facade (1993)
   Heart Readers (1993)
   Alien Influences (1994)
   Sins of the Blood (1994)
   The Devil's Churn (1996)
   Hitler's Angel (1998)
   Aftershock (1998) (with Kevin J Anderson)
   Fantasy Life (2003)
   Destiny (2010)
   Coolhunting (2010)
   The Death of Davy Moss (2011)
   Unknown Baby Girl (2011)
   Bleed Through (2013)
   Snipers (2013)
   The Enemy Within (2014)
   Snow Day (2017)
   The New Crop (2019)
   Totality (2020)
   Paperwork to Come (2021)
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Collections
   Stained Black (1992)
   Millennium Babies (2001)
   Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon (2001)
   Little Miracles (2001)
   Recovering Apollo 8 (2010)
   G-Men (2010)
   Five Fantastic Tales (2010)
   Five Feline Fancies (2010)
   Five Oregon Stories (2010)
   Enter A Future (2010) (with others)
   Five for the Winter Holidays (2010)
   Santa and Other Christmas Criminals (2010)
   Silent Night (2010)
   Five Female Sleuths (2011)
   Five Mystery Stories (2011)
   Five Diverse Detectives (2011)
   Five Goofy Science Fiction Stories (2011)
   Secrets & Lies (2011)
   The War and After (2011)
   Infinities (2011) (with others)
   Reflections on Life and Death (2011)
   Five California Tales (2013)
   Fantasy in the City (2016) (with others)
   Very Merry Christmas Bundle (2016) (with others)
   The Science Fiction Crime Megapack (2017) (with others)
   The Faerie Summer Bundle (2017) (with others)
   Beneath the Waves (2017) (with others)
   Sunset With Her (2017) (with others)
   Thrilling Wonder Adventure Stories (2017) (with others)
   Cats Cats Cats (2017) (with others)
   Divided By Steel (2017) (with others)
   Very Mysterious Christmas Bundle (2017) (with others)
   Christmas Tales (2017) (with others)
   Midwinter Fae (2017) (with others)
   Fantastic Feline Heroes (2018) (with others)
   Weird Fantastic Detective Stories (2018) (with others)
   The UFO Bundle (2018) (with others)
   Here Be Fairies (2018) (with others)
   FantasyLife and Other Stories (2018)
   Halloween Night (2018) (with others)
   Cat Tales Issue #2 (2019) (with others)
   Cat Tales Issue #4 (2019) (with others)
   Shadows and Heartstrings (2020) (with others)
   Stories From The Scratching Post (2020) (with others)
   Finding (2021) (with others)
   Stories for the Cold of Winter (2021)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Fast Cars (1989)
   Phantom (1989)
   Harvest (1990)
   Precious Moments (1991)
   The Arrival of Truth (1993)
   Sinner-Saints (1993)
   The Boy Who Needed Heroes (1995)
   Controlling the Sword (1995)
   Second Fiddle (1995)
   Folk Lure (2001)
   The Poop Thief (2010)
   The Secret Lives of Cats (2010)
   Broken Windchimes (2010)
   Cowboy Grace (2010)
   Discovery (2010)
   Domestic Magic (2010)
   The Moorhead House (2010)
   Paparazzi of Dreams (2010)
   Say Hello to My Little Friend (2010)
   Victims (2010)
   What Fluffy Knew (2010)
   What the Monster Saw (2010)
   The One That Got Away (2010)
   The Amazing Quizmo (2010)
   Details (2010)
   Flower Fairies (2010)
   Going Native (2010)
   Patriotic Gestures (2010)
   Pudgygate (2010)
   Jury Duty (2010)
   Spinning (2010)
   Elites (2010)
   Her Mother's Secrets (2010)
   Loop (2010)
   Nutball Season (2010)
   The Perfect Man (2010)
   Rehabilitation (2010)
   Stille Nacht (2010)
   Advisors at Naptime (2010)
   Boz (2010)
   Doubting Thomas (2010)
   Ghosts (2010)
   Hero Dust (2010)
   Snow Angels (2010)
   The Strangeness of the Day (2010)
   Substitutions (2010)
   Blind (2011)
   Corpse Vision (2011)
   Dark Corners (2011)
   Dragon Slayer (2011)
   Judgment (2011)
   Subtle Interpretations (2011)
   Thrill of the Hunt (2011)
   Flowers and the Last Hurrah (2011)
   The Questing Mind (2011)
   Without End (2011)
   June Sixteenth at Anna's (2011)
   Fifteen Minutes at Mercy General (2011)
   Jackie-O (2011)
   Kindred Souls (2011)
   Kuchen (2011)
   Models (2011)
   Monuments to the Dead (2011)
   Scars (2011)
   Strays (2011)
   Christopher's Crummy Christmas (2011)
   The Last Christmas Letter (2011)
   Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn (2012)
   E-Male (2012)
   Red Letter Day (2012)
   Spirit Guides (2012)
   Cat Nap (2012)
   The Observer (2012)
   Songbirds (2012)
   Death on D Street (2012)
   Elegy for Piano and Three Voices (2012)
   Good Genes (2012)
   Results (2012)
   Star (2012)
   Burial Detail (2012)
   Forest for the Trees (2012)
   The Japanese Sword (2012)
   Physical Therapy (2012)
   Present (2012)
   Turbulence (2012)
   Valuables (2012)
   Remodeling (2012)
   Thorns (2012)
   Watching the Music Dance (2012)
   Worlds Enough...And Time (2012)
   The Beautiful, The Damned (2012)
   Canopy (2012)
   Dispatches from the Front: Number Sixty-One (2012)
   Fit to Print (2012)
   Love and Justice (2012)
   Something Blue (2012)
   Clay Feet (2012)
   Crunchers, Inc. (2012)
   Elvis at the White House (2012)
   Homecoming (2012)
   Killer Advice (2012) (as by Kris DeLake)
   Parking Space Vigilantes (2012)
   Still Life, With Cats (2012)
   Chameleon (2012)
   The Disappearance of Wicked (2012)
   Dunyon (2012)
   Dread Unlocks (2012)
   The Hook (2012)
   The Taste of Miracles (2012)
   Fate (2012)
   Incident at Lonely Rocks (2012)
   Updates (2012)
   Well-Chosen Words (2012)
   Ghosts of Christmas Present (2012)
   Mr. Alibi (2012)
   The End of The World (2013)
   The Front Porch (2013)
   Improvements (2013)
   Renn and the Little Men (2013)
   The Tower (2013)
   Craters (2013)
   The Flower Man (2013)
   A Helping Hand (2013)
   Hitchhiking Across an Ancient Sea (2013)
   The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long (2013)
   Murder, She Workshopped (2013)
   Sing (2013)
   Death and Taxes (2013)
   The Destruction of a Goddess (2013)
   Moments (2013)
   Story Child (2013)
   After the Fall (2013)
   Flitting Away (2013)
   Heroics (2013)
   Shadows on the Moon (2013)
   Show Trial (2013)
   Tribute (2013)
   The Best Defense (2013)
   Solo for Concert Grand (2013)
   Twenty Years Later, By Separation Peak (2013)
   Coin of the Realm (2013)
   Local Knowledge (2013)
   SeniorSource (2013)
   Waltzing on a Dancer's Grave (2013)
   Blood Trail (2013)
   Killing Time (2013)
   Skin Deep (2013)
   The Dead Line (2013)
   Safety Tests (2013)
   The Voodoo Project (2013)
   What People Leave Behind (2013)
   Fumes (2013)
   ProtectVision (2013)
   Year of the Rat (2013)
   Heart Flesh (2013)
   Roger, at Sunset (2013)
   Trust (2013)
   By the Chimney, With Care (2013)
   Losing Dolly (2013)
   Three Wishes Before A Fire (2013)
   Bonding (2014)
   Chimera (2014)
   The Destroyer (2014)
   The Injustice Collector (2014)
   A Little Night Music (2014)
   Skating in Time (2014)
   The Hanging Judge (2014)
   Perennials (2014)
   Play Like a Girl (2014)
   Earth Day (2014)
   Dancers Like Children (2014)
   Five Starving Cats and a Dead Dog (2014)
   Game Testing (2014)
   Hollywood Ending (2014)
   The Young Shall See Visions and the Old Dream Dreams (2014)
   Common Sense (2014)
   Eating It Too (2014)
   One Small Step (2014)
   Rick the Robber Baron (2014)
   The Silence (2014)
   Trial (2014)
   When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone (2014)
   Alien Influences: The Short Story (2014)
   Living the Legend (2014)
   Rose in Dreamland (2014)
   Trains (2014)
   Uncertainty (2014)
   FoL (2014)
   Glass Walls (2014)
   Heading West (2014)
   September at Wall and Broad (2014)
   Asset Protection (2014)
   Children (2014)
   Northern Correspondent (2014)
   Notes from the Buffer Zone (2014)
   Snapshots (2014)
   Chains (2014)
   Commute (2014)
   Harold Angel (2014)
   Inspiration (2014)
   Live Performance (2014)
   My Real Cousin Ruby (2014)
   The Space Between Hope and Dreams (2014)
   Theme and Variations (2014)
   Hearts (2015)
   An Incursion of Mice (2015)
   Purity Test (2015)
   The Best and the Brightest (2015)
   Courting Rites (2015)
   Voyeuristic Tendencies (2015)
   War Cake (2015)
   Crossing the River Styx (2015)
   Fighting Bob (2015)
   Looking for Miriam (2015)
   Playing with Reality (2015)
   Spaceships in the Desert (2015)
   Children of the Night (2015)
   Rats (2015)
   Midnight Trains (2015)
   Embedded (2016)
   Handfast (2016)
   The Last Surviving Gondola Widow (2016)
   Night of the Dancing Champions (2016)
   The First Step (2016)
   The Island of Lost Priests (2016)
   The Most Recent Madame Fortuna (2016)
   Salem Week (2016)
   Fashion and the Snarkmeisters (2017)
   The Museum of Modern Warfare (2017)
   Petra and the Blue Goo (2017)
   Overworked (2018)
   The City's Edge (2018)
   Research and the Research Librarian (2018)
   Matilda (2018)
   Little (Green) Women (2018)
   On the Trail (2018)
   Thinkers (2019)
   Sales. Force. (2019)
   The Wedding Ring (2019)
   Killing the Angel of Death (2019)
   Once on the Blue Moon (2019)
   Rehab (2020)
   The Trendy Bar Side of Life (2020)
   Four Conversations (2020)
   Transport (2020)
   Meeting at the Rise and Shine (2020)
   Politicians, Lost Causers, and Abigail Lockwood (2021)
   Death Stopped for Miss Dickinson (2021)
   Fun House Mirrors (2021)
   The Watch (2021)
   A Matter for God (2021)
   The Demise of Snot Rocket (2021)
   And a Cup of Good Cheer (2021)
   Alien Ball (2022)
   The Dark Man (2022)
   Reunion (2022)
   DNF (2022)
   Vigil (2022)
   Frank's Corner Bar (2022)
   Other People's Stupidity (2022)
   Rocket Girls (2022)
   Ice Breakers (2023)
   Serving Process (2023)
   Our Opera Singer (2023)
   Drinking in the Afternoon (2023)
   The Thanksgiving After (2023)
   New Beginnings (2023)
   Every Little Thing (2024)
   Except the Music (2024)
   Morning Shift (2024)
   Olivia's House (2024)
   Stealth Bloggers (2024)
   Take Your Daughter to Work Day (2024)
   The Viral Video Guy (2024)
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Short Stories
   Scrawny Pete (2005)
   Echea (2010)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Star Trek : Voyager
   2. The Escape (1995) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
   15. Echoes (1998) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
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Roswell
   2. No Good Deed (2001) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
   3. Little Green Men (2002) (with Dean Wesley Smith)
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Uncollected Anthology Stories
   Track 61 (2014)
   The Midbury Lake Incident (2015)
   After the Wedding (2016)
   Primitive Area (2016)
   Helmie (2017)
   Disrupt Magic (2017)
   At The Crossroads (2017)
   Oathbreaker (2017)
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Uncollected Anthology
   3. Heartspells (2017) (with others)
   4. Portals & Passageways (2017) (with others)
   5. Magical Libraries (2017) (with others)
   7. Happily Ever Afters (2017) (with others)
   9. Fortune Tales (2017) (with others)
   10. Fabulous Familiars (2017) (with others)
   11. Bewitching Love (2017) (with others)
   12. Spells Gone Awry (2017) (with others)
   13. Mystical Melodies (2017) (with others)
   14. Warlocks (2017) (with others)
   Un-Familiar (2016)
   Uncollected Anthology: Year 1 (2016) (with others)
   Uncollected Anthology: Year 2 (2017) (with others)
   Unexpected Histories (2022) (with others)
   Human Business (2022)
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Holiday Anthology
   1. Bloody Christmas (2020)
   2. Joyous Christmas (2020)
   3. Winter Holidays (2020)
   4. Mysterious Christmas (2021)
   5. Fantastic Christmas (2021)
   6. Sweet Holidays (2021)
   7. A Weird Holiday Season (2022)
   8. Cold-Blooded Christmas (2022)
   9. Mistletoe Moments (2022)
   10. Candy Cane Kisses (2023)
   11. Crooked Little Christmas (2023)
   12. Time Travel Holidays (2023)
   The Holiday Spectacular #1 (2020)
   The Holiday Spectacular #2 (2021)
   The Holiday Spectacular #3 (2022)
   The Holiday Spectacular #4 (2023)
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch recommends
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Heart of the Exiled (2011)
(Blood of the Kindred, book 2)
Pati Nagle
"Pati Nagle has been one of fantasy's best-kept secrets. She takes us places no one else can."
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Harbinger (2009)
Jack Skillingstead
"Jack Skillingstead's fiction always delights and surprises."
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Eccentric Circles (2001)
Rebecca Lickiss
"A delight. Rebecca Lickiss is a strong new voice."

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